The Way of the Buddha—A New Learning Experience from IMS Online!

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Now Available—the 2020 IMS Annual Bulletin!

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Funding Available for People of Color at the Forest Refuge in 2021

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BIPOC Sangha Online Weekly Sitting Group — Mondays, 6:00-7:00 pm ET

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IMS Online

Your resource for exceptional live programs and on-demand experiences rooted in the teachings of Early Buddhism.


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Dharma Talks and Meditations

Talks on the practice of meditation are a vital aspect of the IMS retreat experience and help to bring alive the Buddha’s teachings of freedom. At the Retreat Center, teachers offer talks on a daily basis. At the Forest Refuge, talks usually take place twice a week.

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The spirit of generosity guides all aspects of IMS’s vision and operations

Generosity is the first of the ten parami, or qualities of character, that the Buddha taught his students to cultivate. The practice of generosity develops lovingkindness and compassion, deepens awareness of our interconnectedness and encourages non-attachment.